BP Oil Spill Live Updates: A Whale Skimmer Launched to Solve ProblemsSubmited By Anam Khan
BP Oil Spill Live Updates: A Whale Skimmer Launched to Solve Problems
The latest BP Oil spill update now places the Gulf of Mexico oil spill as the worst oil spill in history on record. The BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico may be hundreds of miles away from Richmond, but some local station owners felt a slight impact from the beginning. Now on the latest news, an oil skimmer ship call the “A Whale” has been deployed from a Taiwanese Company.
It was reported that this A Whale ship was originally designed to become one of the world’s largest cargo vessels ship to transport crude oil and iron ore. But to the sensationalize BPoil spill problem, the owner of the A Whale (TMT) has changed the ship to become what is now known as the world’s first large scale oil skimmer.
35,000 to 60,000 barrels of oil per day has been gushing out of the Deepwater Horizon ruptured oil well since April 22. The BP containment cap procedure had already captured about 557,000 barrels of oil and a third vessel should have been deployed but the sea conditions prevents it at the moment. The third vessel is seen to increase the capture capacity to 53,000 barrels a day.